Divisions Update

Weekly Division Update: April 23 – 29

May 13, 2021

NCDF Matching Campaign – Goal hit!

In celebration of a historic World Juniors a generous donor offered to match up to $13,000 in donations made to the Nordiq Canada Development Fund (NCDF).  With help from donors across Canada we hit our goal and these combined donations have contributed $26,000 to the NCDF.

This past season the NCDF was able to help fund a high-performance training camp in BC, roller ski treadmill projects in Ontario and Alberta and a roller ski race series in Quebec.  Because of our donor’s generosity we can look forward to supporting more projects this coming season!



1 Week Left for Nominations!  

For over 30 years the Nordiq Canada Annual Awards provide national recognition to Canada’s most impactful people in our cross-country ski community…

Know someone who should be nominated?  The Nordiq Canada Awards Committee is calling for nominations.

Nominations are due May 7.  Awards will be presented at this year’s AGM June 18/19.



Rough Outline for Canada Cup Series for the Winter

  • Development racing opportunities for younger and up and coming skiers
  • Reducing the need to travel across the country
  • More opportunities for venues to host FIS event
  • The challenge for Divisions to fit Provincial Cup series around the dominant NorAm series
  • Cost to host Tier 1 eventsFiner details forthcoming mid-summer.*Please note that this is not a NorAm series. NorAm is the specific name for the Continental Cup Series*The aim of the series is to address some of the following needs:

Canada Cup Western Series Calendar: 

Dec 4-5 Vernon, BC
Canada Cup
Western Canada Cup Series – race #1

Dec 11-12 Rossland, BC
Canada Cup
Western Canada Cup Series – race #2

Jan 28-30 Red Deer, AB
Western Canadian Championships
Western Canada Cup Series Finale



Building Confidence Through Competence

The Nordiq Canada Women’s Committee is very excited to present a High Performance Coaching Seminar for Female Coaches. Featuring seminars on ski fleets, physiology, tactical development, leadership along with panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Presenters include:
*Cari Din – Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
*Jodi Hawley – Pathway Advisor & Physiologist, Own The Podium
*Alasadair Tutt – USSSA Development Coach of the Year 2019, MSc Mid Sweden University
*Judy Buchanan-Mappin and Mike Mappin – Professional ski testers and technicians
and many more!

The Seminar will take place via Zoom over Thursday May 20th and Friday 21st and it’s free!

The Seminar is for coaches at the Train to Train (In-Training and Certified status) and above with presentations focused on those coaching Junior (U18) athletes and above. While other coaches may request to participate, coaches need to have a good understanding of physiology, training prescription and ski selection to get the most out of the seminar. This will be a great opportunity to improve your competence and gain confidence and earn some PD points while meeting coaches from across the country.

To register for the seminar complete the form via this link.

Draft Calendar

If you would like to request to attend please email the Chair of the Women’s Committee Allison McArdle: